Last weekend we went to the festival in Parramatta called Parramasala.
Parramasala is an international contemporary arts festival that celebrates the global impact of South Asian arts and cultures. The city of Parramatta comes alive with vibrant art and entertainment including music, dance, theatre, comedy, film, markets and visual arts from around the world.
Parramasala is also designed as a destination in the state of New South Wales for tourism and business development. The festival is at the forefront of the promotion of Parramatta as a great city in which to live, work and play.
We went there around 2pm and waited for the program to start in main dance area. In the mean time we went and found lunch which included samosa, masala dosa and chicken biryani. I have to say that the food was not tasty as it supposed to be but I guess it is normal in fairs like this.
There were lots of stalls setup to sell items like Indian style jeweller, Manchester, Indian outfits, book stalls and henna painting area. I wanted to get a henna but then I was going to have a massage afterwards so didn’t seems like a good idea.
The dances were good with some Bollywood, Indonesia, Indian Classical dance as well as modern dances. There was some Tablatronics program as well which was interesting.
We had fun.The audience for the festival is all embracing, and attracts a wide a varied audience.
But the day was really cold so we decided to leave at 7.30pm. The show was on till 11pm.